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PiXL: You may be interested in what we are about...?Posted: 30/11/12
An article in the TES on 30 Nov 2012 about the place of iGCSE and double entry with English featured extensively some of the work that PiXL does. It displayed some facts about PiXL which were largely accurate, namely:
1. We currently have 400 secondary schools in the PiXL Club
2. We have 147 Sixth Forms in PiXL 6
3. We have 20 PRUs soon to rise to about 30
4. We have 50 Primary partners in a pilot soon to rise towards 200 we believe
5. Last year we had an average increase across our schools of 4.6% on E/M when nationally the figure was down 0.4%
There was a mistake in the membership subscription: the TES said £3500 plus VAT when in fact it is £3200 plus VAT!
Our fundamental principles are stated elsewhere but emphasise:
a) our Moral Purpose: to achieve the best results for our students
b) our commitment to students of ALL abilities
c) supportive resources, pedagogy and leadership to bring about sustainable transformation. We are not about 'quick fixes'
d) our commitment to each other. What was not written in the TES but communicated verbally is that' this feels more like a family than a Club'- absolutely correct!
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PiXL Celebration 2012Posted: 02/03/11
PiXL have just enjoyed another fantastic and inspiring celebration event. In addition to 400 students receiving a certificate we also had performances from:
- The PiXL choir made up of over 80 students across 20 PiXL schools
- Musical Theatre performer from Bishopshalt School
- Pianist from Friern Barnet School
- The Instep Dance Company from Brockhill Park Performing Arts College
- Vocalize from Sedgehill School
- Barbership Boys from Bishop Thomas Grant School
- The Gentlemen of Few from St Edmund's School in Dover
There was also an Art and Poetry Award.
Well done to all the students who received an indivdiual certifcate and took park in the celebration
Very successful PiXL Core ConferencesPosted: 31/01/11
Sir John Rowling and Will Smith have successfully ran another 4 core conferences this year, the venues included Maidstone, Swindon, London and Wakefield. In total we had over 600 senior / middle leaders attend from over 200 PiXL schools. The core conference is aimed at the Raising Standards Leader (RSL), Head of English and Head of Maths coming together to look focusing the school on raising standard bu using PiXL laser sharp principles and techniques.
We have had some extremely positive feedback, see below:
"Thanks for a great afternoon, we have left inspired!...Today we have agreed a common goal for our core team Excellent afternoon. We will go back and reform our core team....We are going to make our weekly meeting HoE and HoM solely about fine grades in eng and maths.... Love the UMS sheets, and we always get lots out of your conferences
Hello - I attended your PiXL conference today.... We went away determined to get more specific about data and having conversations between Maths and English about specific students....Thank you for the inspirational session. Diagnosis - therapy - testing - starts next week"
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